Book The Emperor of Ocean Park

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  • Author : Stephen L. Carter
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780375712920
  • Pages : 676 pages

Download or read The Emperor of Ocean Park PDF, written by Stephen L. Carter and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2002 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family. The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seabord—families who summer at Martha’s Vineyard—and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. Talcott Garland is a successful law professor, devoted father, and husband of a beautiful and ambitious woman, whose future desires may threaten the family he holds so dear. When Talcott’s father, Judge Oliver Garland, a disgraced former Supreme Court nominee, is found dead under suspicioius circumstances, Talcott wonders if he may have been murdered. Guided by the elements of a mysterious puzzle that his father left, Talcott must risk his marriage, his career and even his life in his quest for justice. Superbly written and filled with memorable characters, The Emperor of Ocean Park is both a stunning literary achievement and a grand literary entertainment.

Book The Emperor Of Ocean Park

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  • Author : Stephen L Carter
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-08-03
  • ISBN : 1409015076
  • Pages : 896 pages

Download or read The Emperor Of Ocean Park PDF, written by Stephen L Carter and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 896 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judge Oliver Garland has just died in suspicious circumstances. Conservative and controversial, Garland had many enemies. Many years ago, he'd earned a judge's highest prize: a Supreme Court nomination. But in a scene of bitter humiliation in front of a televised audience and before the eyes of his family, he had to withdraw his nomination. It was a national scandal, and a private agony, one from which he never recovered. Now, year's later, The judge's death raises even more questions than his life did and seems to be leading to a second terrible scandal. Could he have been murdered? He has left a strange message for his son Talcott, a professor at an elite Ivy League law school, entrusting him with 'the arrangements' - a mysterious puzzle that only Tal can unlock, and only by unearthing the ambiguities of his father's turbulent past. When another man is found dead, and then another, Talcott must risk life, marriage and reputation, following the clues his father left him.

Book The Crisis

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-07
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 72 pages

Download or read The Crisis PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-07 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Book The African American Experience in Crime Fiction

Download or read The African American Experience in Crime Fiction PDF, written by Robert E. Crafton and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An immensely popular genre, crime fiction has only in recent years been engaged significantly by African American authors. Historically, the racist stereotypes often central to crime fiction and the socially conservative nature of the genre presented problems for writing the black experience, and the tropes of justice and restoration of social order have not resonated with authors who saw social justice as a work in progress. Some African American authors did take up the challenge. Pauline Hopkins, Rudolph Fisher and Chester Himes led the way in the first half of the 20th century, followed by Ishmael Reed’s “anti-detective” novels in the 1970s. Since the 1990s, Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead and Stephen L. Carter have written detective fiction focusing on questions of constitutional law, civil rights, biological and medical issues, education, popular culture, the criminal justice system and matters of social justice. From Hopkins’s Hagar’s Daughter (published in 1901), to Hime’s hardboiled “Harlem Detective” series, to Carter’s patrician world of the black bourgeoisie, these authors provide a means of examining literary and social constructions of the African-American experience. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Book Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture  4 volumes

Download or read Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes PDF, written by Jessie Carney Smith and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-12-17 with total page 1733 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

Book Popular Fiction

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  • Author : Ken Gelder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-12-17
  • ISBN : 1134250711
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read Popular Fiction PDF, written by Ken Gelder and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-12-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this important book, Ken Gelder offers a lively, progressive and comprehensive account of popular fiction as a distinctive literary field. Drawing on a wide range of popular novelists, from Sir Walter Scott and Marie Corelli to Ian Fleming, J. K. Rowling and Stephen King, his book describes for the first time how this field works and what its unique features are. In addition, Gelder provides a critical history of three primary genres - romance, crime fiction and science fiction - and looks at the role of bookshops, fanzines and prozines in the distribution and evaluation of popular fiction. Finally, he examines five bestselling popular novelists in detail - John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, Jackie Collins and J. R. R. Tolkien - to see how popular fiction is used, discussed and identified in contemporary culture.

Book Ebony

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Ebony PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-12 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Book Palace Council

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  • Author : Stephen L Carter
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-07-28
  • ISBN : 1409078981
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read Palace Council PDF, written by Stephen L Carter and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-07-28 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summer, 1952. Twenty powerful men gather in secret and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, writer Eddie Wesley leaves a party hosted by affluent and influential members of black society, and discovers a body. The murdered man had an unusual gold cross gripped between his hands and Eddie is determined to find out why he was killed and what the cross signifies. But then Eddie's sister Junie becomes entangled in an underground movement and vanishes... Is her disappearance connected to the conspiracy to control the President of the United States?

Book Ebony

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Ebony PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-12 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Book New England White

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  • Author : Stephen L Carter
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-08-03
  • ISBN : 1409001253
  • Pages : 736 pages

Download or read New England White PDF, written by Stephen L Carter and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When The Emperor of Ocean Park was published, the Observer declared: 'The book is superb, both as a thriller and as a novel of social observation.' Now, with that same astute social observation, narrative drive, and richness of plot and character, Stephen Carter returns us to the New England university town of Elm Harbor, where the murder of a renowned African-American economist opens a door on the racial complications of the town's past, on one family's secrets, and on the most hidden and powerful bastions of African-American political influence. At the centre are Lemaster and Julia Carlyle. He is president of the university, she is a dean at the divinity school - African-Americans living in 'the heart of whiteness'. Lemaster's connections lead to the President of the United States, his old college room-mate. Julia is connected to the dead man, Kellen Zant, her lover before she met Lemaster. The meeting point of these connections - a murder committed and covered up in Elm Harbor thirty years ago, and the shocking plans carried out by a fraternity of the 'darker nation' - forms the core of a mystery that deepens even as Julia, guided by clues left her by Zant, closes in on the politically earth-shattering motive behind his murder. Suspenseful from first to last, galvanising in its exploration of the profound difference between allegiance to ideas and to people, New England White is a resounding confirmation of Stephen Carter's gifts as a writer of fiction.

Book The New Crisis

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists

Download or read The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists PDF, written by Nancy J. Keane and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Book Black Writers  White Publishers

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  • Author : John Kevin Young
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 160473549X
  • Pages : 230 pages

Download or read Black Writers White Publishers PDF, written by John Kevin Young and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2006 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jean Toomer's "Cane" was advertised as "a book about Negroes by a Negro," despite his request not to promote the book along such racial lines. Nella Larsen switched the title of her second novel from "Nig" to "Passing," because an editor felt the original title "might be too inflammatory." In order to publish his first novel as a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection Richard Wright deleted a scene in "Native Son" depicting Bigger Thomas masturbating. Toni Morrison changed the last word of "Beloved" at her editor's request and switched the title of "Paradise" from "War" to allay her publisher's marketing concerns. Although many editors place demands on their authors, these examples invite special scholarly attention given the power imbalance between white editors and publishers and African American authors. "Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature" examines the complex negotiations behind the production of African American literature. In chapters on Larsen's "Passing," Ishmael Reed's "Mumbo Jumbo," Gwendolyn Brooks's "Children Coming Home," Morrison's "Oprah's Book Club" selections, and Ralph Ellison's "Juneteenth," John K. Young presents the first book-length application of editorial theory to African American literature. Focusing on the manuscripts, drafts, book covers, colophons, and advertisements that trace book production, Young expands upon the concept of socialized authorship and demonstrates how the study of publishing history and practice and African American literary criticism enrich each other. John K. Young is an associate professor of English at Marshall University. His work has appeared in journals such as "College English," "African American Review," and "Critique."

Book A Literary Cavalcade I

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  • Author : Robert A. Parker
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013-11
  • ISBN : 1304488861
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read A Literary Cavalcade I PDF, written by Robert A. Parker and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this first of six volumes, the authors covered range from Kobo Abe to Michael Cunningham. They include Richard Adams, Russell Banks, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, James Carroll, Willa Cather, J. M. Coetzee, and Joseph Conrad. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication for each author. Some authors are represented by one book, some by five or more. Future volumes will cover additional authors alphabetically. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.

Book The Church Builder

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  • Author : A.L. Shields
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2013-10-08
  • ISBN : 0310332125
  • Pages : 432 pages

Download or read The Church Builder PDF, written by A.L. Shields and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One group focused on destroying all religion. One group struggling to preserve the church. One woman searching for the truth. For two months, small-town lawyer Bethany Barclay had been mourning the hit-and-run death of her enigmatic best friend, Annabelle Seaver. Then the son of her wealthiest client is found murdered in her kitchen. When Bethany herself becomes the leading suspect, she must flee both the authorities and a mysterious killer. But there is more at stake than she knows. Bethany is caught in the web of a shadowy organization determined to destroy Christianity. The final outcome rests on her ability to piece together the last three months of her best friend’s life.

Book Dorothy West s Paradise

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  • Author : Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • ISBN : 0813552249
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read Dorothy West s Paradise PDF, written by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dorothy West is best known as one of the youngest writers involved in the Harlem Renaissance. Subsequently, her work is read as a product of the urban aesthetics of this artistic movement. But West was also intimately rooted in a very different milieu—Oak Bluffs, an exclusive retreat for African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard. She played an integral role in the development and preservation of that community. In the years between publishing her two novels, 1948’s The Living is Easy and the 1995 bestseller The Wedding, she worked as a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette. Dorothy West’s Paradise captures the scope of the author’s long life and career, reading it alongside the unique cultural geography of Oak Bluffs and its history as an elite African American enclave—a place that West envisioned both as a separatist refuge and as a space for interracial contact. An essential book for both fans of West’s fiction and students of race, class, and American women’s lives, Dorothy West’s Paradise offers an intimate biography of an important author and a privileged glimpse into the society that shaped her work.

Book Teaching the Male Brain

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  • Author : Abigail Norfleet James
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release : 2015-02-18
  • ISBN : 1483371417
  • Pages : 413 pages

Download or read Teaching the Male Brain PDF, written by Abigail Norfleet James and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2015-02-18 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the potential of every boy! Help the boys in your school and in your life succeed beyond anyone’s expectations–even their own. Updated with the latest research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, this bestselling guide translates theory into tested and refined strategies that are ready to be put to work immediately. Features include A discussion of cognitive gender differences and how they relate to education An analysis of the benefits and challenges of single-sex classrooms Tried and true techniques for differentiating learning in co-ed classrooms Cutting-edge strategies for reaching boys with ADHD, learning disabilities, social and emotional differences, and more Detailed case studies and real-life dilemmas